Updated age pension guide released

FEDERAL Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd has released an updated edition of his Age Pension Guide.

Mr O'Dowd said the guide was extremely popular among pensioners because it explained the terms and conditions that apply to the Age Pension as simply as possible.

"The age pension rules can be very confusing and complicated for many people. This guide is designed in an easy-to-use format to help pensioners understand their entitlements," Mr O'Dowd said.

"The age pension payment rates are updated on March 20 and September 20 each year. Income and asset tests, and deeming and other provisions are also adjusted from time to time.

"These changes can affect the amount of assistance that pensioners are entitled to receive, so it is important people have access to the latest information about what support is available and where."

Flynn pensioners on Mr O'Dowd's mailing list should receive their free guide in the post shortly.

It is also available to order on 1300 131 690, or on

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